Though this doesn't count, I really wanna get this topic going. Severe weather generally gives us some of the most photogenic shots mother nature has to offer. Here is my pic from May 2016. This storm came about during a marginal risk day, nothing was really expected. Out of nowhere, this supercell explodes over Lancaster county (Lincoln, NE) and darts north over the city where it stalls out and doesn't move. This was the first time I had ever seen the National Weather Service use this strong of wording with hail:
This storm was incredibly powerful. I luckily didn't have any damage, but a few of my friends that lived further south where the bulk of the hail fell are still paying for the damages. A tornado touched down at my friends work as well. With the instability through the roof, the lightning became something out of a movie. Overall, I'd say this is the #1 storm I have ever seen in my life:
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EDIT: Not my picture but a buddy of mine got this from his work, it was almost hard to not get a picture of this it was lightning so much:
LINCOLN NEBRASKA SNOW TOTALS:
13-14 : 0"
15-16" : 0"
16-17 : 0"
Probably 10", so in other words, 0" 5.5"
# of times it was too warm and ended up being 33 and rain during these years : 20
# of times the storm essentially turned into dust: 25
# of times the storm looked at Nebraska and was like "yeah, good joke" , then ran to Chicago: 50